Enticing Eats

Here you’ll find all posts related to food and restaurants!

After spending a week eating my way through Singapore, I was eager to learn how to cook some of the dishes I’d been so enthusiastically consuming. Enter Palate Sensations’ Tourist class. Complete with a a market visit for fresh ingredients and a variety of Singaporean dishes, I left with the knowledge and confidence to cook Singaporean cuisine at home. Click to read about my experience with Palate Sensations, and book your class next time you’re in Singapore!

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When I first decided to spend the summer in Valencia, I’d planned to use it mostly as a place to work. While that ideology didn’t work out exactly as planned, it did mean that I was able to do almost everything in Valencia I wanted to do, which included dining at a hefty list of restaurants. Therefore, I say with confidence that this post is the ultimate guide to the best restaurants in Valencia, Spain. Pack your eating pants, everyone.

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Paella is the quintessential Valencian dish. Since I was spending my summer in Valencia, I knew I couldn’t leave without learning the tricks of making this world-famous meal. I’d attempted to cook paella a couple of times in Los Angeles and failed miserably, so I was eager to learn the secrets from the masters themselves. Click to read about my experience with La Escuela de Arroces y Paellas Valenciana, and book your class next time you’re in Valencia, Spain!

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While most people associate Valencia with paella, the food scene is much more robust than I could have possibly imagined. Thanks to the ultra-mouthwatering Valencian Treats and Tastes Food Tour I took with Valencia Urban Adventures, I’m (almost) an expert on the various cuisines Valencia has to offer. If you’re planning on visiting Valencia and want to try some of the delicious dishes this city has to offer, I highly recommend you do the Valencian Treats and Tastes food tour. Click to read all about the tour and see photos of all the yummy things I ate!

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I’m a firm believer that food is a crucial aspect of cultural exploration – and the best way to discover a new city. Yet finding good eats while traveling is arguably one of the most challenging and potentially rewarding aspects of travel. You’d think it would be straightforward, but if you don’t do your research, you may find yourself eating at the country’s equivalent of McDonald’s (or worse, an actual McDonald’s) or eating sub par and overpriced food catered towards tourists. To ensure you’re experiencing the most amazing eats your destination has to offer, check out the tips below on how to find the best food while traveling!

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If my expectations for Amsterdam were low, my expectations for good food were even lower. The Netherlands isn’t exactly renowned for its world-class cuisine, but I was impressed – I didn’t eat a single bad meal or snack while I was there. While I don’t think I ate any particularly Dutch meals, what I did consume my weight in was Dutch snacks. Amsterdam might not have the reputation of a foodie city, but the delicious eats impressed me! Read this to find out which five dutch snacks you must try!

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Eating in Spain can be a bit of a mystery for foreigners. 3-course meals are served for lunch, and dinner often consists of bar-hopping and eating small plates late into the night. Embracing Northeastern Spain’s pintxo (small plate) eating habits can be a bit of a daunting challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Check out these tips on how to navigate a pintxo bar like a pro – and see which restaurants you have to try when visiting San Sebastian, Spain!

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Whether you have a dietary restriction or are simply a picky eater, one of the more difficult aspects of travel is ensuring that you won’t accidentally eat something that you’d rather avoid entirely. It is oftentimes a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! While this post offers suggestions from my direct experiences avoiding pork and alcohol, these tips can be customized no matter what your dietary restriction. Read more to find out how to deal with food restrictions while abroad!

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One of my favorite parts about traveling is getting lost in the sea of new flavors that inevitably comes with sampling new food. Food says so much about culture and history and is the best way to explore cities and countries.

Prior to visiting Turkey, my knowledge of Turkish cuisine was limited to Turkish coffee and döner kebabs. On my trip, I discovered plenty of exciting new dishes and flavors that delighted my palate.

If you’re looking for a guide on what to eat on your next trip to Turkey (or to your neighborhood Turkish restaurant), you’ve come to the right place! Without further ado, check out the foodie guide to Turkish cuisine!

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